Case of the week 34/2019

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Cardiogenic shock in a hemodialyzed patient on flecainide: treatment with intravenous fat emulsion, extracorporeal cardiac life support, and CytoSorb® hemoadsorption
Nicolas De Schryver1, Philippe Hantson2,3, Vincent Haufroid3,4, and Mélanie Dechamps5
1 Department of Intensive Care, Clinique St-Pierre, 1340 Ottignies, Belgium | 2 Department of Intensive Care, Cliniques St-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium | 3 Louvain Centre of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Université catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium | 4 Department of Clinical Chemistry, Cliniques St-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium | 5 Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Cliniques St-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Case Reports in Cardiology. 2019, epub

This report describes the case of a 67-year-old woman (46 kg weight), who was admitted at night to the Emergency Department for malaise and dizziness, three weeks after she had been discharged from the hospital following an aortic valve repair with aortic root replacement for severe dilation of the ascending aorta.

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The Therapy

An extracorporeal blood purification therapy to reduce excessive inflammation mediators

The Fields of Application

Treat septic shock & severe sepsis on ICU, prevent SIRS in cardiac surgery patients

The Studies

Current multi- and monocentric study projects in Europe and US, an international registry, case series

The Adsorber

A cutting edge bead technology turns CytoSorb into the only specifically approved extracorporeal cytokine adsorber


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